SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe – Conroe, TX
Physical Therapist (PT) PRN
HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe is being recognized as a comprehensive regional tertiary referral center after expanding to 360 beds, a staff of 1,200 with over 250 physicians on staff. Both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department are Level III services - providing higher levels of care that are not readily available in many regions between Dallas and Houston. The recently opened and expanded Intensive Care and Cardiac Care Units provide state-of-the-art technology and monitoring for as many as 36 patients at a time. The objective of Conroe Regional Medical Center remains the same - to serve the people in the community who come to us for their healthcare needs. The focus continues to expand as we offer the entire region a convenient, quality location filled with educated, professional staff who can provide expert care using technologically advanced techniques and equipment right in their own backyard.
HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe is currently looking for a Physical Therapist (PT) PRN.
Assists in the delivery of medically prescribed Physical Therapy in support of medical care as directed by the primary physician and established by the Physical Therapist. Utilizes the written and otherwise communicated plan of care to deliver Physical Therapy services. Works with patients of all ages, race, creed, gender, and disability without bias or prejudice. Acts as a member of the interdisciplinary team in helping the patients and their families achieve the highest level of functioning. Supervises and instructs Rehab Techs/Aides/Restorative Techs in regards to Physical Therapy Services. Performs all job duties and tasks in accordance with national and state professional governing guidelines and state practice act, rules, and code of ethics.
Each patient is assessed by appropriate disciplines beginning at the time the patient enters a hospital service and progressing through discharge. The patient’s relevant physical, psychological and social status will be assessed. The person in this position is responsible for consideration of developmental issues of patients in each of the following age groups identified:
• Infancy Birth to 1 year
• Toddlers Age 1 to 3
• Preschool Age 3 to Age 5
• School Child Age 5 to Age 12
• Adolescent Age 12 to Age 18
• Young Adult Age 18 to Age 44
• Middle Age Age 45 to Age 65
• Older Adult Age 65 and Over
Demonstrates knowledge and skills for treatment of a wide variety of diagnostic groups.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide services for a wide variety of age groups.
Performs patient screens to collect uniform information about patients using predetermined standardized
format, and delivers to supervising PT for determination of screen recommendations.
Provides teaching according to the patient’s/family’s specific needs and plan of care in collaboration with the
interdisciplinary team, and documents on the interdisciplinary teaching record.
Identifies changes in patient status and advises primary therapist, recommending re-evaluation and/or treatment plan update, to meet the established goals.
Accepts responsibility for the patient's personal care and environment throughout the treatment.
Maintains awareness of own limitations and seeks guidance from appropriate personnel as needed.
Completes timely and consistent entry of progress notes and charges.
Billing is accurate to minutes recorded
and to guideline descriptions.
Documentation consistently reflects established department policies and current quality indicators:
Daily notes reflect plan of care that is concise and specific, yet within the scope of the Physical Therapist’s plan of care.
Adheres to hospital-approved abbreviation policy.
Completes functional status and other discharge information on the discharge summary and delivers to the supervising PT for content and validity verification.
Consistently participates actively in established departmental and housewide performance improvement activities, to include use of hospital-approved abbreviations. Participates in core measure initiatives and assists in data collection as directed by management.
Communicates client information with physicians, nurses, case managers, ancillary staff, patients, and family members to fulfill position responsibilities.
- Associate degree from a Physical Therapist Assistant program that has been accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Minimum of one year of experience preferred.
- Licensed as an Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of Texas.
- Current CPR certification.